Mary Roach and the unpretty facts of biology

Sep 14, 2016


Author Mary Roach is prolific. Since 2003, she’s written best-selling books about cadavers, sex, ghosts, the digestive tract, and space toilets. Her latest book is ‘Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.' It delves into the very specialized science of modern combat.

MARY ROACH: "Things like extreme heat and large loads, and flies...all of the things that make being a soldier really difficult and grueling."

Mary lives and works in Oakland, where she shares an office with KALW’S own Julie Caine. The two sat down to talk about the science of diarrhea and the amazing access she got reporting on the military.

To hear the complete interview click the audio player above.